Letter from William H. Falconer to Michael Gladden, Jr. (April 29, 1931)

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Title

Letter from William H. Falconer to Michael Gladden, Jr. (April 29, 1931)

Alternative Title

Letter from Falconer to Gladden (April 29, 1931)

Subject

Hot Springs (Ark.)
Apopka (Fla.)
Woodmen of the World
Fraternal organizations, African American

Description

Letter from William H. Falconer, Supreme Vice President of the Woodmen of Union, to Michael Gladden, Jr., a deputy of the Union. In the letter, Falconer urges all local deputies and officers to attend the Deputy and Officers' School, a instructional course for employees of the Woodmen of Union held in the Woodmen of Union Building, located at 501 Malvern Avenue in Hot Springs, Arkansas, between May 11-16, 1931. The Woodmen of Union, founded in 1883, was a fraternal benefit association that offered insurance benefits for its members and also participated in various social activities.

Michael Gladden, Jr. (1899-1982) was the executor of the estate of George W. Oden (1862-1939), a successful businessman and citrus grower in Apopka, Florida. Gladden was born in South Carolina in 1899. He married Elizabeth Gladden and together they had a son, William, who was born around 1904. According to census records, the Gladden family had moved to Jacksonville as early as 1910 and then moved to Apopka. After Oden's death in 1939, Gladden continued to manage the legal documents of Oden's estate.

Creator

Falconer, William H.

Source

Original letter from William H. Falconer to Michael Gladden, Jr., April 29, 1931: series I, box 1, folder 171, African American Legacy: The Carol Mundy Collection, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

1931-04-29

Contributor

Mundy, Carol E.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from William H. Falconer to Michael Gladden, Jr., April 29, 1931.

Is Part Of

Series I, box 1, folder 171, African American Legacy: The Carol Mundy Collection, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

176 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten letter on Woodmen of Union, U.S.A. letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Woodmen of Union, Woodmen of Union Building, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Apopka, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by William H. Falconer and owned by Michael Gladden, Jr.
Collected by Carol E. Mundy between 1990 and 2009.
Purchased by the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 2009.

Rights Holder

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Apopka Historical Society. Apopka. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004.
"African Americans and the Hot Springs Baths." Hot Springs National Park, U.S. Department of the Interior. http://www.nps.gov/hosp/historyculture/upload/african_americans.pdf.

Transcript

"Foremost in Fraternal Insurance"

DR. E. A. KENDALL
Supreme President

HON. JOHN L. WEBB
Supreme Custodian

The Woodmen of Union, L.S.A.
A FRaternal Benedt Association-Supreme Office: [?] Springs, Ark.
Office of
WILLIAM H. FALCONER, Supreme Vice President
W. O. U. BUILDING -:- -:- HOT SPRINGS NAT'L PARK, ARK.
April 29, 1931

Mr. M. Gladden
Box 413
Apopka, Florida

Dear Deputy:

The Deputy and Officers' School, held for instruction of the Employees of the Woodmen of Union in the Woodmen of Union Building, Hot Springs, Arkansas, convenes May 11-16 inclusive.

The Supreme Officials are urging all the deputies and officers of local lodges attend.

In the Insurance World, as in other fields of endeavor, good salesmanship requires that the salesman be "on the job" and intelligently inform his prospects of what he sells. A mistake not only lessens the possibility of further sales, but, weakens the influence of the salesman and the Company he or she represents.

Remember that intelligent deputies, and officers, are assets; uninformed deputies and officers are liabilities. We want assets; we can not hold to liabilities.

Come to the Deputy School May 11-16 and help us maintain the high standard which the Woodman of Union hes already attained.

Kindly inform us of your intention at the earliest possible date so that your name may be included on our record.

With best wishes, I am

Fraternally yours,

William H. Falconer,
Supreme Vice President,
Woodmen of Union.

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1-page typewritten letter on Woodmen of Union, U.S.A. letterhead

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